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Ixempra

Ixempra (chemical name: ixabepilone) is a chemotherapy drug.
 

Brand name: Ixempra

Chemical name: Ixabepilone

Class: Epothilone chemotherapy. No other epothilones are used to treat breast cancer.

How it works: Epothilones interfere with the ability of cancer cells to divide.

Uses: Ixempra is used to treat metastatic breast cancer after other chemotherapy medicines have stopped working. It can be given alone or in combination with Xeloda.

How it's given: Ixempra is given intravenously.

Side effects:

— Last updated on January 13, 2022, 4:06 PM

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